Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road    *    Gettysburg, PA 17325    *    (717) 642-5332



March 14th, and each Wednesday in Lent - Men's Interfaith

Men's Interfaith will meet every Wednesday in lent (except Holy Week) at noon at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. The speaker for March 14th is Rev. Jeremiah Herbert, Intersection Church. Lunch is provided and all men are welcome.

March 17th - Couple's Group (6pm)

We will be meeting in Fellowship Hall. We will begin with a potluck meal (leaning toward lenten and Irish food). Dale and Len Williams will lead a discussion on Lent and show pictures of the Holy Land. Contact Jim and Bev Benner to RSVP.

March 17th - Parent's Night Out (5:30-8:00pm)

Coinciding with Couples Group, Parent's Night Out will provide 2.5 hours of babysitting for $5/child. Dinner of hotdogs will be included for each child. We also encourage the young families of LMC to use this time to check out the Couple's Group!

March 18th - "Get to Know Pastor Mark" Luncheon

Immediately following the service on March 18th, please join us all in the Fellowship Hall for a good ole fashion LMC Potluck Luncheon being sponsored by Session. Bring a dish to share, enjoy the fellowship and take this opportunity to get to know Pastor Mark. He will be introducing himself and answering any questions you may have.

March 20th - Women's Guild (1:00pm)

We will be meeting in Fellowship Hall. All women in the church are invited.

March 25th - One Great Hour of Sharing

Fish boxes are in the Narthex and envelopes will be inserted into future bulletins. The collection will take place on Palm Sunday, March 25th. 100% of proceeds will be sent to Presbyterian Mission Agency. (36% for hunger, 32% disaster assistance, 32% self-development of people in poor countries.)

April 1st - Last Day of Coat Collection

You may continue to drop off clean, gently used coats for the homeless until then. Please put them in the box in the hallway of the education building. Thank you to all who participated.

April 2-15 - C.A.R.E.S. 

LMC will be hosting C.A.R.E.S. (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter) which provides safe overnight shelter for the homeless in Gettysburg. Guests arrive at 8:30 pm and leave the next morning at 6:30 am. We need the volunteer hosts (1.5 hour commitment) and drivers (8:15 pm and 6:15 am). Please see the insert in the bulletin for more information. 

April 12-14, 19-21 - Habitat for Humanity

A blitz build is scheduled at 320 E Middle St in Gettysburg. LMC will provide a noon meal for the work crew on Saturday, April 14. If you are interested in volunteering your time or labor to the build or food/beverage items for lunch, please contact Lucas Crumbacker (717-339-9396).


Office Closed

Due to the counting process, the office will be closed for phone calls and business on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Monday mornings of each month, as well as the 2nd Tuesday morning. The 2nd Monday of the month will continue to have office hours from 12:30-4:30 due to Barb attending the monthly I&S meeting.

Flower Calendar

The flower calendar for 2018 is on the narthex bulletin board and is ready to be filled in. If a date is already taken, a basket or bud vase can be added. Any questions, see Roz Santay or Nancy Ward.

Virginia (Ginny) K. Wood Scholarship

If you are a high school senior, student who has successfully completed at least one year at an accredited post-secondary educational institution or are pursuing a master's degree or some type of further education you are eligible to apply for the Virginia Woods Scholarship ($1000). Applicants must be a member of LMCPC or our youth program, or an active participant in the life of the church. Applications are available in the Narthex or you can call or email Barb Schwartz (717-642-5332 or office@lmcpc.org) to request an application. Submission deadline is April 1.

Fitness Program - "Fun and Fitness"

The Fitness Program with Dave Diehl meets at 1:00 PM each Thursday in Fellowship Hall. Come on out and join in, Dave will make it fun! 

Bells of Faith Ringers Wanted

Bells of Faith is in need of two players. If interested, please contact John Day at 717-698-0994 or jmday5551@gmail.com. The only requirement is dedication to attendence at rehearsals every Thursday from 6-7 beginning Sept 7, as well as performances every 3rd Sunday of the month starting in October. You don't even need to read music, just be able to count in rhythm! Please help out if you enjoy hearing the bells. Thanks! 

Chancel Choir is Seeking Members!

The Chancel Choir is seeking members in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Even if you don't know what those terms mean, the choir would welcome you as long as you enjoy music and can follow basic direction. The choir leads music for Sunday service except for those weeks the Bell Choir performs. If you have any questions, please call Frank Buhrman at 717-642-8393 or email fabuhrman@hotmail.com.

Room 4 Adult Bible Study - Philippians

The apostle Paul experienced deep joy - even in prison. His contentment was neither dependent on circumstances nor changed by difficulty. In his brief letter to the Philippians, Paul teaches us how to live joyfully in every situation. All are welcome to join. Contact Doyle Waybright or Susan Nunamaker with questions.

Seekers Sunday School
All are invited to join the Seekers Sunday School class in our study of the Parables in the classroom located in classroom 3 of the Education Building!

Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study

The Wednesday afternoon Bible study group is studying the Apostle's Creed. Please join us each week. The study begins at 1:30 followed by a prayer meeting at 2:45 pm. Come for one or both. All are welcome!

Fairfield Food Pantry Needs
Thank you for your continued love and generosity. Some suggestions:
 Canned meat (tuna, chicken, hame, etc.), peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, pork and beans, macaroni and cheese, rice, noodles, canned fruits (applesauce, peaches, pears, etc.), cereal, pancake mix, syrup, any other non-perishable items are also welcome!